come up smelling of roses


come up smelling of roses
come up (or out) smelling of roses emerge from a difficult situation with reputation intact.
Main Entry: rose

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  • come out smelling of roses — come out/up smelling of roses British & Australian, American if you come out smelling of roses, people believe you are good and honest after a difficult situation which could have made you seem bad or dishonest. There was a major fraud… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come up smelling of roses — come out/up smelling of roses British & Australian, American if you come out smelling of roses, people believe you are good and honest after a difficult situation which could have made you seem bad or dishonest. There was a major fraud… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come up smelling of roses — (UK) If someone comes up smelling of roses, they emerge from a situation with their reputation undamaged …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • come up smelling of roses — phrase to come out of a difficult situation with your reputation better than it was before, especially when you do not deserve to Thesaurus: to successfully deal with a problem or difficultysynonym Main entry: rose …   Useful english dictionary

  • come out smelling of roses — ► come up (or out) smelling of roses emerge from a difficult situation with reputation intact. Main Entry: ↑rose …   English terms dictionary

  • come up smelling of roses — (UK)    If someone comes up smelling of roses, they emerge from a situation with their reputation undamaged.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • come up smelling of roses — to come out of a difficult situation with your reputation better than it was before, especially when you do not deserve to …   English dictionary

  • come up smelling like roses — v. end something in a positive manner; end up as a winner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come up smelling like a rose — {v. phr.} To escape from a difficult situation or misdeed unscathed or without punishment. * /A is predicted that Congressman Brown, in spite of the current investigation into his financial affairs, will come up smelling like a rose at the end./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come up smelling like a rose — {v. phr.} To escape from a difficult situation or misdeed unscathed or without punishment. * /A is predicted that Congressman Brown, in spite of the current investigation into his financial affairs, will come up smelling like a rose at the end./ …   Dictionary of American idioms